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Re: “How many police shootings in SC? Nobody knows ... yet

I found this link and thought it was interesting. If this data is out there, it would seem other data about police justifiable homicides would be also.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime…

Posted by Cid95 on December 15, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Bay Street Biergarten's "Pretzel Princess" competes on Chopped

Was Tuesday, December 2nd a really busy night for your staff? Too busy to see a local person featured? Maybe if BSB hired Polished Pig Media they could get(purchase) your attention.

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Posted by BNP29412 on December 14, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Mainely Lobstah to roll into town this spring

Only 1 or 2 restaurants on Shem Creek purchase fresh local shrimp off the boats that dock within spitting distance of them, yet for some reason the CP has been going apesh*t over lobster rolls all year. Recently, I was leading a non-profit established in order to support the seafood-producing industries right here in the area. I was contacted by an interested CP writer for an interview, and we had some very interesting discussions. As it turned out, the story did not interest the editors. They must've been too busy putting together 20 concurrent NDG stories and a lobster roll theme.

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Posted by BNP29412 on December 14, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Re: “Columnist: attacks on guns and God, not racism, to blame for the demise of the Southern Democrat

So, the approximately 50% of the US population that owns guns has both structurally unsound homes AND insect infestations? Shocking indeed!

But, even if he wasn't wrong, it's good to know that hating fellow Americans for exercising constitutional rights is cool with you, Ron.

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Posted by Cid95 on December 14, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

cid, I'm aware of that one and dozens more and that is my whole point. Yours is a great example because it happened at the same time as the two that spawned nationwide protests, but nationally not a peep about the shooting of unarmed White Dylan Taylor. And even more telling, the fact that he was shot by a non-White cop.
And someone please let me know if the sarcasm is too dense and I need to dumb it down a little...

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Mainely Lobstah to roll into town this spring

For 13.95 I will get 2. Bring it.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on December 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

The popo really are kind of out of control lately. I think we live in dangerous times for popo and that they will shoot anyone regardless of color if they feel threatened. I was never afraid of them when I was a kid but now they make me reeealll nervous for my kids. (Probably because I could outrun most of them here in the Chuck back then and knew I wouldn't get shot in the back) I would not want to be one of the popo today for all the tea in China. I am pretty sure they wouldn't want me anyway as just my juvie record is about 10 sheets long. Hahahaha. I guess body cams on all of them everywhere is the best answer, well, except for Mt. P. they don't do much, they just give out speeding tickets to poor souls like me on our way out to Sullivans.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on December 14, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Wesley Donehue raised money for Todd Akin and led the Stone Bill charge — now he's moving to the Holy City

"F3 — a.k.a. Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith, a national men's fitness craze"

I guess technically sex counts as fitness.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on December 14, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Columnist: attacks on guns and God, not racism, to blame for the demise of the Southern Democrat

"lots of hate for his fellow Americans there."

Doesn't mean he's wrong.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on December 14, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Merry Cripmas and a Cracker New Year

That excerpt from President Clements was doctored, here is the original:

"At a time of year when our thoughts are turning to family, holidays and the start of a new year – all the things that unite us and bring us joy -- it is discouraging that so many events and issues are causing division and hurt, and making many students feel unwanted at this great university. It hurts to read disrespectful and just plain mean comments in social media. Last night’s “Cripmas” party, which the university did not sanction, raised more concerns about the campus climate. Clemson is better than this.



Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion about events in Ferguson, Staten Island and the protest rallies that those events have spawned. Great universities are built on the free expression and exploration of ideas. But the free expression of opinion must not cross the line and become harassment or intimidation, just as rallies and protest marches must not cross the line to lawlessness.



Our core values – honesty, integrity and respect – must be more than just words. I plan to host a series of events in early 2015 to foster productive discussion and unity that includes a broad segment of the campus – and I hope that I can count on your active participation.



In the meantime, please be supportive of each other during this busy and sometimes stressful season."

I'm a Clemson student, this was sent to me, and I don't appreciate lies blatant misrepresentation of facts.

By the way, the news is making this racial tension thing a big deal but this is the first I've even heard of "Merrycrackermas." I can assure you, Clemson students don't give a damn about this issue, we don't associate the African American race with murderous thieves... but you can all believe that the 20th best public school in the nation is a racist and ignorant institution if it fits your backwards and broken agendas.

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Posted by David Kerfoot on December 14, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

"you must live under a rock or you choose to not make yourself aware of things that go on in the community"

Whatever is being done clearly has had little to no effect.

"even if NOTHING was being done to stop black on black crime that does not mean that this injustice should go unnoticed. To me, that's saying exactly what you said I "implied"... why should black lives matter to anyone else when they don't matter to their own community"

Again, I never said anything remotely like that.

"Maybe you should word your thoughts differently"

Take a look at Cid95's post if you want to see it more concisely written. I'm sure you'll add words to his post to give it a racist slant as well, though.
Maybe you should take what's written for what it is.

"And i don't understand why you feel attacked"

Maybe if I point out how ignorant one must be to think Ima Oldman's post was anything other than sarcasm you'd understand.

"Thanks for the congratulations, btw :-)."

You're welcome. I'm sure you'll raise your son to be a fine man.

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Posted by Jaxx on December 14, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

Don't worry Ima, unarmed whiteys gets shot too when police feel threatened.
http://wreg.com/2014/11/25/salt-lake-cop-c…

The "Black Lives Matter" thing just doesn't pass a test of usefulness to me. Even if it's 100% successful in its goal (which is unlikely) and no controversial killings of blacks by police in the US happen ever again - that's a small fraction of violent deaths of blacks. However, if 30% of the gang / crime related violent deaths of blacks in the US could be eliminated (which does seem possible), that would be a huge savings in black lives. I can't understand why there is not as much energy, effort, press, organization, etc in that direction. Logically, that would be the most effective and useful thing to do.

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Posted by Cid95 on December 14, 2014 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Columnist: attacks on guns and God, not racism, to blame for the demise of the Southern Democrat

"the refuge of bumpkins and yeehaws who like to think they are protecting their homes against imagined swarthy marauders desperate to steal their flea-bitten sofas from their rotting front porches."

Lots of hate for his fellow Americans there.

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Posted by Cid95 on December 14, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

mommy I don't understand your thanks. Do you agree that no unarmed whites were killed? Because if you do I'm sorry you misunderstand sarcasm.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 13, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

@Ima...thank you! The point is being completely misconstrued at this point.

I don't think the columnist is against freedom of speech, lol, I truly believe that he just doesn't want ignorance to take away from the point he is trying to make.

@Jaxx, you stated that you don't see much being done to change the fact that black lives should matter to other black men. One, you must live under a rock or you choose to not make yourself aware of things that go on in the community. Two, even if NOTHING was being done to stop black on black crime that does not mean that this injustice should go unnoticed. To me, that's saying exactly what you said I "implied"... why should black lives matter to anyone else when they don't matter to their own community. Maybe you should word your thoughts differently. And i don't understand why you feel attacked. Everyone is just stating their thoughts just like you.

Thanks for the congratulations, btw :-).

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Posted by Mommy2Landis on December 13, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Report alleges attempts by Bob Jones U. to hide sexual abuse

Interesting that pronghorn has decided to be the authority on what does and does not deserve to exist. Earlier this week he asked why Rolling Stone still exists, easy answer: they sell enough advertising and subscriptions to interested parties to turn a profit. The America free market ! Now he asks why BJU still exists. Again easy answer: the same reason as an anachronistic military academy that still calls Charleston home - more than 2000 pairs of parents are willing to finance the tuition.
Sadly, pronghorn, it's not your decision it's the market's.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 13, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

I think you're all missing the real travesty here: cops killed no unarmed whites in 2014! Do we an need affirmative action program here?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 13, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Columnist: attacks on guns and God, not racism, to blame for the demise of the Southern Democrat

apparently Strom Thurmond is a figment of my imagination?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 13, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Hot & Ready: Diggity's doors are now open

Delicious vegan food is one reason why the number of vegans has doubled in less than 3 years. Here's a video to help everyone understand why so many people are making this life affirming choice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE

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Posted by Jim Corcoran on December 13, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

Worst CCP columnist ever?
I can't say that lightly when the CCP has employed not only Tara Servatius but also traitor, coward, racist and moron Jack Hunter.
It's bad enough that Mat Catastrophe constantly states his opinions as facts, but now he doesn't want any backtalk from those who happen to disagree with him. "People like you are why I'd like comments closed on my columns".
What an unbelievable ego this clown has.
And what a disgrace to this otherwise enjoyable paper.
How about instead of closing comments we get to do thumbs up/down on the columns themselves, instead of just the comments.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on December 13, 2014 at 3:50 PM
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